The 11 Best Websites for Free Clip Art

Updated on June 24, 2019
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Richard uses clip art regularly to add visual appeal to his work, and he hopes to share the resources he has discovered with others.

Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message.
Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message. | Source

Finding the right images and clip art for your document can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Scouring Google images yields few high-quality results, and it can be difficult to determine which images are free and legal to use. While purchasing quality clip art is an option, most of us would prefer not to dent our budget just to add visual appeal to our current document or project.

Free clip art exists in abundance, but while some images are both free and high-quality, others are only free because they aren't attractive enough to charge for. In my opinion, there are several criteria that free clip art must meet in order to add value to a document or project. Good clip art should:

  • be modern looking.
  • be available in color.
  • contain 3D objects and people.
  • be easily insertable into documents.

To help you cut down on unnecessary cyberspace trudging, I've compiled the following list of free, high-grade clip art and image resources from around the web.

The 11 Best Free Clip Art Sites on the Web

  1. Clker
  2. Artvex
  3. Wpclipart
  4. Dreamstime
  5. Sweetclipart
  6. Phillipmartin
  7. Mycutegraphics
  8. Hasslefreeclipart
  9. Classroomclipart
  10. Free-clip-art
  11. School-clip-art

Which resource you'll find most helpful will depend on the nature of your project and the type of the content you are searching for. The strengths of each of these sites are discussed in more detail below.

Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web?
Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web? | Source

Where to Find Free Clipart for Your Website, Article or Offline Project

1. Clker

Offering a wealth of vector clip art, all of which is royalty-free and available in several file types (SVG, PNG and ODG), Clker is definitely one of the best free clip art sites around.

2. Artvex

Apart from a dodgy search tool that sometimes fails to return any results at all, Artvex is actually a very good site.

3. Wpclipart

Harboring tens of thousands of images, Wpclipart is one of the largest directories of free clip art the web has to offer.

4. Dreamstime

Dreamstime's operators collect what they consider the 'best' clip art from around the web to curate their huge collection of quality images.

5. Sweetclipart

Despite being somewhat rudimentary-looking, Sweetclipart offers a collection of simple but varied free clip art images. The site's simplicity makes it extremely easy to find an appropriate image for your project.

6. Phillipmartin

Phillipmartin's images are particularly stunning in their color and design, making them an excellent choice for children's and teachers' projects alike.

7.Mycutegraphics

As the name suggests, Mycutegraphics is more than just a clip art site. Backgrounds, animated gifs and coloring pages are all easily accessible with its streamlined search feature.

8. Hasslefreeclipart

Although Hasslefreeclipart has an abundance of ads, they aren't too obtrusive and don't affect its usability. The free clip art here is colorful and cheery, making it perfect for creating teaching materials.

9. Classroomclipart

While Classroomclipart's ads can get annoying, it does offer a decent selection of cartoon-style clip art.

10. Free-clip-art

Although the look of Free-clip-art's site itself is quite bland, the available images here are actually very well-designed.

11. School-clip-art

School-clip-art's offerings are vast and varied, but beware—certain images may be too small to use in larger-scale projects.

Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you.
Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you. | Source

I hope you find these resources as helpful as I have. At the very least, this list should save you some Googling headaches as you search for free, high-quality clip art and images to use in your next project.

Questions & Answers

    Let me know which of the above websites you find the most useful!

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        rob 

        7 weeks ago

        Hi another great source for clipart, i just stumbled across whilst bored and browsing:https://freesvg.org/ all images free by the looks of it.

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        phung0905 

        5 months ago

        Hello everyone,

        Let's come to visit my website on: https://nhathongminhhcm.org

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        nhathongminhhcm 

        5 months ago

        Hello everyone, let's come to visit my website on: https://nhathongminhhcm.org

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        Clipartuse 

        20 months ago

        This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

        https://clipartuse.com/

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        Aaditi 

        20 months ago

        thnk you sir ..this answer helped a lot and i also read ur article on THE SENSITIVE PEOPLE .. that was grt !

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        Jonas 

        2 years ago

        for those looking for clipart and illustrations, visiting https://pastelpad.com might be useful. Free illustrations to download for blogging, content marketing, social media or webdesign.

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        Rim87 

        2 years ago

        Here’s another cool resource of free http://bsccongress.com

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        S3rg10 

        3 years ago

        Hi, another great site for high quality free clip arts is http://clipartbest.com

        Thanks!

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        Richard J ONeill 

        3 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

        Hello younghopes, :)

        Yes, you can use these. You just have to reference the owner of the clipart with a textlink, and that's it.

        Take care.

        Richard

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        Shadaan Alam 

        3 years ago from India

        Thanks for this awesome hub, I was looking for some sites for clipart and this is a great list. Can you please tell whether I can use these cliparts on my zazzle store or on my own website. Is this allowed?

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        Ryan 

        3 years ago from Liverpool

        Brilliant - just what I was looking for! Cheers for sharing!

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        Vicky 

        3 years ago

        Thanks, that is more resource than I expect.

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        LaurieNunley517 

        3 years ago from Deep South

        Wow! Really nice looking Hub and thanks for the graphics/clipart information. I'm sure to be looking into some of these sites at some point.

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        Stockolia 

        4 years ago

        Check out www.stockolia.com - 3D graphics, cliparts, illustrations. Search & results engine.

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        Susie Lehto 

        4 years ago from Minnesota

        You have some sites listed that I had not see before.

        Love that sense of humor you used to create this.

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        Kristen Howe 

        4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Great free clip art list hub. Very handy and thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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        jonhope 

        4 years ago

        Great list. AAAclipart are of quite poor quality and they are watermarked.

        Also try http://www.hungryclipart.com

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        Serg10 Lucas 

        5 years ago

        Hi!

        Many thanks, a helpful posts. I use cliparts a lot in classroom.

        There is another project I'd like to recommend: http://www.procliparts.com it has very high quality, 100% free cliparts!

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        Ceres Schwarz 

        6 years ago

        This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

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        Christine 

        6 years ago from Australia

        Thanks for this extremely useful hub! This will be a great time saver for all my projects in the future. :)

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        Jean Bakula 

        6 years ago from New Jersey

        Wow, thanks for all your hard work and sharing all these great sites. Sometimes it's so hard to find the right pictures.

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        Faith Reaper 

        6 years ago from southern USA

        Thanks for this useful and informative hub here.

        I love the free clipart you have chosen to use in this hub too :)

        Voted up +++

        Blessings, Faith Reaper

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        Denise W Anderson 

        6 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

        This information is most helpful and will save me a lot of time. Thanks!

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        Rose Clearfield 

        6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        Thanks for the great resource!

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        Distant Mind 

        6 years ago

        Great job! Very useful!

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